Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thursday/Friday, May 16/17, 2019

Announcements and Reminders for Thursday,/Friday May 16/17, 2019:

There are 9 days of school left.  Get caught up if you need to, and stay strong!  

Classroom library books should all be returned by Friday, May 17. 

All late work, revised work, and extra credit are due by May 22 - Wednesday.
You will need to bring a photo of yourself doing something -- by May 20/21.  We are going to use them to make small posters.  You will write about that experience using figurative language. 

A-Day:  If you didn't get a poem checked off last time, please do it today or ASAP!  

The test on word parts will be on May 22nd/23rd.  

Is there anyone who still needs to finish state testing? 

The rest of the year -- 
A Day 14th  Practice word parts with Kahoot/  Book Groups  -- assign posters
A Day 16th    Book Groups -- Learn about figurative language   
A Day  20th    BRING YOUR PHOTO!!  We will make the posters today.   book groups
A Day  22nd  Test on Word Parts and share  posters --   book groups 
A Day  24th   Watch The Outsiders -- about 60 minutes
A Day -- 29th   Watch The Outsiders -- about  60 minutes  Bring treats if you wish!  

The rest of the year for B Day -- 
B Day 15th    book groups, practice word parts,  figurative language assignment --
B Day  17th    book groups,  learn about figurative language
B Day  21st     BRING YOUR PHOTO!  Make Posters --  Watch The Outsiders 
B Day   23rd   Word Parts Test -- The Outsiders --   Bring treats if you wish.
May 28 is Yearbook Day  

Bell Schedule

B5 8:15-9:50

B6 9:55-10:25

B7 10:30-11:00

B8 11:05-11:35

Lunch 11:40-12:25

A1 12:30-1:00

A2 1:05-1:35

A3 1:40-2:10

A4 2:15-2:45

Targets for Today:

I can read and discuss a book.
I can recognize and write 7 types of figurative language. 

Today’s  Agenda for Thursday/Friday, May 16/17, 2019:

A-Day Students -- If you didn't get a poem checked off last time, please do it today or ASAP. 

1.  Book Groups

2.  More on the figurative language assignment

Literal Language and Figurative Language

Literal language means exactly what it says, while figurative language uses similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to describe something often through comparison with something different.

Which is this?  Figurative or Literal? 

 Imagery  -- descriptive or figurative language, language that appeals to the five senses 

 Symbol -- something that represents a larger idea or concept

Figurative Language -- expressions used as descriptions that are not meant literally.

(Literal Language) -- When you use literal language, you really mean what you say.
     Metaphor  a comparison between two unlike things for the purpose of description

Chart for Examples and Non-Examples of Simile and Metaphor

      Simile -- a comparison between two unlike things (using like or as) for the purpose of description

Figurative Language

    Personification --  a nonhuman thing is given human traits
    Hyperbole -- exaggeration

Hyperbole and Yo Mama!

   Alliteration  -- words next to each other or close together begin with the same sound

  Onomatopoeia  -- a word that imitates the sound it describes
     Rhyme   -- endings of words sound the same

 Imagery  -- descriptive or figurative language, language that appeals to the five senses 

Should you need more: 


"A hook shot kisses the rim. . . "
              from  "Fast Break" by Edward Hirsch



Figurative Language with Song Lyrics PowerPoint

Alliteration example from Adeleigh W. :
Baby Billy broke my big brother's bottle of blobs, but built it back together by bananas, and Billy's buddies (Bilbo, Bach, Bonnie, Brian, Brianna, Becca, Benny, Ben, Bill, Bob, and Breatta) dropped by to buy the bottles of blueish, brownish blobs.
More  figurative language:  alliteration, assonance
(with Grammar Rock Sentence Game)


A1 Alliteration --
One student sentence:  "Five ferrets freaked out for their friend, Frank Fally while four to fifteen other ferrets ate fabulous fish." -- Adeleigh W.

Awesome Attention to Alliteration!
Tons of Hyperbole!   

Hyperbole  --   Hyperbole and Yo Mama!

The word hyperbole comes from --
 about1520; Greek hyperbolḗ excess, exaggeration,throwing beyond, 
equivalent to hyper- hyper- + bolḗ   throw

2.  Book Groups 
Meet Briefly to decide which pages you will discuss today.  
Read for 30 minutes
Write in your composition book or on a sheet of paper --
One comment,  one question, and, if you have one, one AHA moment. 


Samples of Types of Figurative Language and a Sound Device
Poised between going on and back, pulled
Both ways taut like a tight-rope walker,
Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball,
Or a kid skipping rope, come on, come on!…
Taunts them, hovers like an ecstatic bird,
He’s only flirting, crowd him, crowd him,
(The Base Stealer by Robert Francis)

  • The assignment was a breeze. (This implies that the assignment was not difficult.)
  • Her voice is music to his ears. (This implies that her voice makes him feel happy)
  • The wind whispered through dry grass.
  • The flowers danced in the gentle breeze.
  • Time and tide waits for none.
  • The fire swallowed the entire forest.
  • The buzzing bee flew away.
  • The sack fell into the river with a splash.
  • The books fell on the table with a loud thump.
  • He looked at the roaring sky.
  • The rustling leaves kept me awake.
  • My grandmother is as old as the hills.
  • Your suitcase weighs a ton!
  • She is as heavy as an elephant!
  • I am dying of shame.
  • I am trying to solve a million issues these days.
  • “Don’t act like a Romeo in front of her.” – “Romeo” is a reference to Shakespeare’s Romeo, a passionate lover of Juliet, in “Romeo and Juliet”.
  • The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora’s box of crimes. – This is an allusion to one of Greek Mythology’s origin myth, “Pandora’s box”.
  • “This place is like a Garden of Eden.” – This is a biblical allusion to the “garden of God” in the Book of Genesis.
From Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
“The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.”


If You Were Absent:

See Canvas for the stations information about the figurative language we used in class.


 Help and Enrichment 
Bring a photo of yourself doing something.

Figurative Language

Figurative Language and Your Assignment
Figuratively Speaking Poster
By May _________– for English class
Bring a photo of yourself DOING SOMETHING.
In class you will create a poster about that photo including
-1 simile
-1 metaphor
-1 hyperbole
-1 personification

Label each type of figurative language.

Extra credit for alliteration (at least three or more repetitions of a sound)

Sample picture and Figurative Language 
from the famous Ms. Dorsey

Though the night was as dark as pitch,  (simile/comparison)
seeing the play Nosferatu live on stage was a dream come true. (metaphor)
We were dying to meet the actor who played the title role. (hyperbole)
You can tell that the camera loved us as we danced with the vampire after the show. (personification)
Thud, thud, stomp, stomp went our feet.  (onomatopoeia) 
This was a vampire who neither sparkled nor made girls swoon,  
but spending time with him was a thriller.  (allusions) 
Very soon the villainous, vigorous, voracious vampire 
vanished from view.  (alliteration)

Extra Credit: Memorize Poetry  -- You could pick one of these to learn.